English "Toad in the Hole"
What's the big idea?
No toads! For any of our overseas readers - or anyone in the UK who hasn't heard of this dish before - "Toad in the Hole" is a traditional English dish that doesn't contain any toads at all!
Serve with onion gravy (details below) and fresh green vegetables of your choice.
Here's the list of what you need:
What To Do
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 8 good quality English pork sausages
- 150ml milk
- 2 eggs
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 150g plain flour, plus an extra 2 tablespoons
- 20g butter
- 2 red onions, finely chopped
- 300ml chicken stock
- 1 teaspoon English mustard
- 2 tablespoons redcurrant jelly
- Worcestershire sauce
- Salt and pepper
- Preheat the oven to 200C / 400F / Gas 6
- Pour the vegetable oil into the base of a baking dish and bake the sausages in the oven for 10 minutes
- Meanwhile, blend 150g flour, salt, pepper, eggs and milk together for a few minutes in a food processor until smooth
- Pour this batter around the sausages and bake for a further 30 minutes, until the batter has risen and has turned golden brown
- Meanwhile, melt the butter in a frying pan and and fry the onions for about 10 minutes
- Stir in 2 tablespoons of flour and slowly add the stock. Bring to a simmer
- Add the mustard, redcurrant jelly and a dash or two of Worcestershire sauce. Season to taste
- Cook gently, stirring all the time, until the gravy has thickened
- Remove the toad in the hole from the oven and serve with the onion gravy
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